Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Wifi System Skoda Cars Vulnerable To Attackers

Several vehicles carmaker Skoda has a wifi system so that it can be read on a tablet or smartphone information from the car, but according to researchers is inadequate security. The SmartGate system lets users create through wifi to connect to the car.

Then all kinds of data can be read, such as speed, fuel consumption, number of days until the next service and other information. Researchers at Trend Micro discovered that an attacker more than twenty different parameters can be read out and the owner of the car from the SmartGuard system can exclude. To carry out the attack, an attacker must remain in the vicinity of the Wi-Fi network of the car and then crack the wifi password. That's according to the researchers, however, rather weak. Also, it is no problem to stay close to the Wi-Fi network. With a speed of up to 40 kilometers per hour they managed to crack the Wi-Fi network.

Reading the data even managed a speed of 120 kilometers per hour. The researchers argue that an attacker can modify the wifi settings and the user so can eliminate the system. Then it must return to the dealer to put make back its institutions. The researchers advise owners of a Skoda with SmartGate to put the wif-range at 10% and change the wifi password and network name. Skoda is advised to set the standard signal strong at 10% and an on / off switch SmartGate design. SmartGate would be present at least in the Octavia, Yeti and Superb.

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